RNC chair Ronna McDaniel stumps for Tom Kean, Jr. in closely watched congressional race

The Republican challenger in the race for the 7th Congressional District got national support from his party Saturday at an event in Warren County.

News 12 Staff

Oct 15, 2022, 9:33 PM

Updated 648 days ago

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The Republican challenger in the race for the 7th Congressional District got national support from his party Saturday at an event in Warren County.
National Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel came to New Jersey to rally Republicans for former State Sen. Tom Kean, Jr.
Kean is running for Congress in a rematch race against Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski.
Kean lost that race two years ago by just 5,000 votes. There are more registered Republicans than Democrats in northwest New Jersey, so Kean and McDaniel came to the American Legion in Belvidere to rally the vote.
In a statement, a spokeswoman for Malinowski said the congressman spent the day "speaking openly with voters."
Kean said he would support abortion restrictions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
"I've got a very consistent mainstream position for the people of this state and the people of this country. In fact, 80% of people across this country oppose late-term abortions," Kean said.
If he's elected, Kean said he would support head House Republican Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House.
In a statement, Malinowski's campaign said McCarthy has promised to pass a nationwide abortion ban. Republicans are just five seats away from the House majority.


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